What is Malala's personal email

Malala Yousafzai from PakistanChanging the world with education

"There is a moment when you have to decide whether to be still or to get up".

Malala Yousafzai chose to stand up and risked her life. When she was only eleven, she wrote a blog for the British broadcaster BBC, encouraged by her father. At that time, the Taliban had usurped power in their homeland, in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. And girls forbidden to go to school. The right to education for everyone is Malala's life theme to this day:

"Why is it so easy to distribute weapons but so difficult to distribute books? Why is it so easy to build tanks but so difficult to build schools?"

Malala was a thorn in the side of the extremists. On October 9, 2012, several Taliban fighters boarded Malala's school bus. One shot her right in the head.

Malala was in a coma for several weeks, struggling with death. Her family fled with her to Great Britain, where she still lives today. Less than a year after the attack on the school bus, Malala gave a speech to the United Nations in New York on her 16th birthday:

"The terrorists thought they could stop me with their bullet. But they were wrong. Weakness, fear and hopelessness died, strength, strength and courage were born."

A song for Malala

Several young artists have composed a song: "I am Malala" the girls sing. Malala has set up a foundation to support education for young women around the world. To date, her foundation has spent more than six million in Pakistan. In 2014 she received the Nobel Peace Prize, she is 17 years old and thus the youngest Nobel Prize winner to date.

"For some, I'm the girl the Taliban shot at. Others say I'm fighting for my rights. Or they call me a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. For my little brother, I'm the annoying big sister."

"I never cut off my daughter's wings"

Malala is the only daughter in her family, her father encouraged her from the start to stand up for her rights. In a television interview he says:

"I never cut off my daughter's wings. I say to fathers all over the world: Believe in your children. Because if you don't believe in them from the start, no one else will believe in them."

Malala's greatest dream is to be able to live in her native Pakistan again one day, but it is still too dangerous for her there. Today she studies at Oxford and as the United Nations Ambassador for Peace, she continues to work to ensure that children all over the world can go to school:

"Let's take our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. A child, a teacher, a book and a pen can change the world."